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10" motor wouldn't have the thrust to intercept a ballistic missile travelling at Mach 3+. They would have to go faster than that. The Russians have fielded larger missiles launched from fighters like the Mig-31 and Su-27 series.
And BTW Since when has DoD chosen the "cheapest" solution? Its usually the best value solution that meets the requirements.
The AMRAAM already travels at M4+ with the standard motor. The 10" motor would be for range, more than speed.